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Burma/Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma/Aung San Suu Kyi

Published on October 5, 2010
Burma/possible release of Aung San Suu Kyi – Statement by the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry Spokesman

Paris, October 4, 2010

Recent statements from the Burmese junta talk about Aung San Suu Kyi’s possible release on 13 November.

In no way at all can this be deemed a measure of clemency on the part of the junta. Indeed, Aung San Suu Kyi’s term of house arrest ends on 13 November this year.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s possible release must not consign to oblivion the thousands of other Burmese political prisoners. France, with her European Union partners, has continuously called for their release along with that of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Dialogue between the regime and the opposition is today nonexistent. The conditions for a free, democratic election on 7 November are not present. Everything remains to be done in order for Burma to take the path towards genuine national reconciliation. We will go on standing alongside the champions of the democratic cause in Burma./.

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